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York Cold War Bunker

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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 646940
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a...

Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (April - October): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 5pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30.

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Fascinating!

This attraction is fascinating. I learnt so much about the Cold War and the paranoia that swept the country in the 1960/70's. This bunker was one of 20 or 30 across the country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Christine C
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York, United Kingdom

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This attraction is fascinating. I learnt so much about the Cold War and the paranoia that swept the country in the 1960/70's. This bunker was one of 20 or 30 across the country. Our tour guide, Rachael Bowers, was exceptional with her knowledge and handled questions from the floor with ease. Her rapport (and her engagement of the young people... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fascinating place, how many people even know it's there! The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and really added to the visit. So pleased we've been

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go in you're interested in cold war history. A guided tour of the bunker gives you a thorough introduction to the operations of this once-important place of work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my partner's choice of activity and we were a group of varying ages. Easy to find and park. I liked that we were met at the gates and the tour being in a small group (we were there for opening). Our guide was funny and engaging, sorry I can't remember his name as I am very late with... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a nearby resident of this attraction. For those wishing to come by bus, there is a frequent (12min) interval service from the City. Take the no. 1 bus towards Chapelfields from outside Theatre Royal or opposite the Rail station and alight at Acomb Road (Grantham Drive) in about 10 minutes. You may spot Holgate Windmill atop the hill on... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a interest in the v force & the cold war for a little while after moving house after loosing my partner in 2015 I thought it was time to start my hobby again researching the cold war when I found the cold war bunker at York. It's managed buy English heritage & members get free entry Jake... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend a trip to the Bunker. Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The guided tours are the only times you can enter the building, which is behind a large gate. The Bunker is certainly different to the usual English Heritage site, but fascinating.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad to see this 50s bunker now being used as an attraction/historic centre I visited it as a TA member and found it very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited York Cold War Bunker on Sunday 3 Jan. I had been twice before, but for my parents (pictured) it was a new experience. From the moment we arrived the high levels of customer service and enthusiasm for the site were apparent from Jake and Will. Jake was excellent in arranging disabled access for my mother who has limited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We enjoyed the bunker - it provided an interesting historical perspective (and reminder) of the Cold War. Interesting to see everything first-hand! You can visit the bunker only by guided tour - so be sure you arrive at a time when a tour takes place. The bunker is located outside of town, so either drive (there is parking in front... More 

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